Genetics and behavioral medicine: Risk factors for cardiovascular disease

George P. Vogler, Gerald E. McClearn, Harold Snieder, Dorret I. Boomsma, Ray Palmer, Peter de Knijff, P. Eline Slagboom

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This is the second in a series of three articles addressing the intersection of interests in behavioral genetics and behavioral medicine. In this article, we use risk factors for cardiovascular disease as a prototypical trait for which behavioral genetic approaches provide powerful tools for understanding how risk factors, behavior, and health outcomes are related. The approach synthesizes a number of methods and areas of interest in an attempt to arrive at a comprehensive, whole-organism understanding of health-related risk factors and their response to behavioral interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalBehavioral Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology


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